Kirstin Corris reports from the Bighorn runs in Wyoming that Tom Corris took third place in the male 50-59 age group. He was the first VHTRC 50K finisher. Other 50k finishers: Kirstin Corris, Jill Quivey, Regina Nuzzo, Keith Moore, Linda Wack, Dave Quivey, Drew Watson, Ed Demoney (first in the 70+ age group). Tom Simonds was a 50 mile finisher and Gaynor Bourgeois is still on the course. Mike Dobies was pulled for time after Dry Fork. Dave Yeakel was the first VHTRC finisher. Marti Kovener has also finished the 100. (Dave and Marti are in photo from Keith Moore.) Stephanie Wilson timed out at Cow Camp (mile 75). 100 Mile course conditions were very snowy and muddy. Bighorn Web site | Results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 19, 2010 - 9:19pm
Eva Pastalkova, Justine Morrison, and Ragan Petrie swept the top three places at the Highlands Sky 40 in West Virginia on June 19. Brian Schmidt finished second and Aaron Schwartzbard finished in a tie for fifth. Michele Harmon was first Masters female.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 19, 2010 - 3:08pm
Thouigh we don't recognize any VHTRC finishers, we should note that Scott Mills was the RD for the San Diego 100 Mile on June 12-13. The event had live updates. While the competition was close, we give the score in the live update contest as: SD100 2 - MMT 1. Congrats to Scotty! He is now off to run Western $tates for the last time. SD 100 Web site
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 15, 2010 - 5:35pm
Laurel Highlands, the oldest pure trail race in this area, was held on June 12-13. Jim Harris was the leading VHTRC finisher in eighth place. Due to the closure of the bridge across the PA Turnpike, the course was seven miles longer this year. That and the warm weather made this year's event particularly brutal. You will also notice the MMT course record holder in the results. Results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 15, 2010 - 5:29pm
VHTRC members Matt Woods and Lyuda Anderson were the top man and woman at the North Face 50 Mile held on June 5 along the Potomac River between Great Falls and Algonkian Regional Park. On June 6, Heather Sshaffer, Matt's sister, won the half marathon. The results are linked from this page on the North Face site.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 6, 2010 - 8:54am
While 170 runners were taking on the Massanutten rocks this weekend, some VHTRC members were taking on a different challenge - running for 24-48 hours around a 0.85 mile loop in a county fairground in New Jersey. Overcoming the desire to catch the pig races, and inspired by the cotton candy at the aid station, club member Scott Brockmeier was the overall winner in the 48 hour race, covering 240 laps, and Sandy Powell was 2nd woman and 4th overall. VHTRC's Bill Gentry and Tom Sperduto also participated.
Last we looked, Karsten was still entered in MMT. So he tapered for it by setting a new course record at the Capon Valley 50km in West Virginia on May 8. There were several other VHTRC finishers. Results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on May 9, 2010 - 5:32pm